posted on Jun, 18 2018 @ 08:03 AM
Well, I can't speak for this specific incident, but I witnessed this personally in 1996 while working in Malaysia. Bigger snake though (10m as I
recall). I didn't witness the actual act, but I did personally see the snake with the person inside. It was a guy in this case. So it definitely
CAN happen, and some of those big snakes are fully capable of ingesting a human, absolutely! This is fact (not fiction).
The incident I witnessed was slightly different, but the net result was effectively the same. It happened at a remote jungle 'Kampong' (village) very
early in the morning. A generator powering some huts ran out of fuel and one of the villagers set out to go put fuel in it. The generator was
located away from the Kampong because it was noisy. They think the snake was coiled up in a low tree and it was a BIG snake! It apparently grabbed
the villager on the shoulder from 'above', then coiled on him crushing and asphyxiating him. It then proceeded to begin eating him.
By the time the other villagers realized something was wrong and found him his entire upper torso had been ingested and was fully inside the snake.
Only his feet were sticking out of the snake's mouth. The villagers killed the snake with clubs and drug it into their Kampong. This is when I heard
about it and went to investigate. It was longer than their entire Kampong! Biggest snake I've ever seen, and I've seen some big snakes!
This was no joke, and there was nothing staged about it (these people would have no reason to stage something). So it can definitely happen, a large
snake can definitely eat a human. We eventually took the local media out there and they photographed it and put it in the paper. I still have the
news clipping around here somewhere in a scrapbook of other crazy stuff which happened (and there was a LOT!!) during my several years there.
On a side note, in just about the same area later that year a wild elephant went on a rampage and destroyed every single shanty in the kampong killing
two people. Unbelievably, they later actually captured the elephant and held it for relocation. (Malaysians are well regarded in the world for their
ability to humanely capture and relocate wild elephants). It was the first wild elephant I'd ever seen; I fully expected it to be grey, but this one
was almost jet black (which was pretty surprising). They said that was fairly typical for that area. And he was one MEAN son-of-a-buck
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